Schweizerische Hotelfachschule Luzern

SHL Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Students


Our four-year fulltime degree programme, includes two paid internships and provides you with transferable skills in hospitality leadership, management, strategy and operations. The Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management is a worthwhile investment in your personal development and professional future.



SHL Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Students
SHL enthusiastic hoteliers

Experience the World of Hospitality

Join us this summer at the SHL Summer Academy to explore the pulse of hospitality. During the educational, interactive and fun one-week programme, you will gain a short, but extensive glimpse into the hospitality industry, learn more about hospitality careers, discover world-renowned Lucerne and meet lots of great people. All at once.

All about the SHL Summer Academy

SHL Summer Academy Hoteliers in the making
SHL more than 100 years history

Our School

SHL Schweizerische Hotelfachschule Luzern is one of two original Hotel Management Schools in Switzerland. Owned by the Hotel and Gastro foundation, SHL has been paving the way for the renowned Swiss dual education system, teaching first-class practical and academic hospitality management skills since 1909.

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SHL History 1909
SHL Campus Students on the terrace


You’ll find the SHL Campus right at the heart of Lucerne, Switzerland’s ‘City of Festivals’ with a year-round programme of music and culture events. The campus has a stunning view of Lake Lucerne, and the wonderful scenery of Switzerland is on your doorstep – with all the cultural highlights of Europe within easy reach too. There are lots of opportunities to enjoy sports, night life and excursions while you’re here, and you’ll also be able to experience the high quality of life that Switzerland is famous for

Explore the city of Lucerne

SHL Campus Students in the classroom
SHL Campus and the restaurant run by our students

Take the Tour

The SHL Campus offers you an incredible experience in an original Swiss hotel management school environment, where heritage meets the needs of modern-day students. The campus is made up of the SHL Lakeview Campus, the SHL City Campus and the Hotel SHL, our student accommodation. Imagine immersing yourself in your chosen subject here, building your skills and gaining friends from around the world that you'll have for life


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Our Students

Our +1’000 enrolled students, of which +250 students from 30 countries are on campus, create the unique SHL spirit, ensuring you an unforgettable student experience.

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SHL Students developing their leader skills
SHL nurturing talents for over 100 years

Individual Development

We consider SHL students as individual talents who deserve the opportunity to develop at their own pace and grow as persons and future hospitality leaders. One of our primary purposes is to aid and support our students on a highly personalised level.

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Connect with our students

Connect with our Students

SHL has always led the way in student diversity. Back in the 1920s, we had a truly international student body, welcoming students from Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Greece, Belgium, the Netherlands, Russia, England, the US and South America. One hundred years later, you could put yourself at the centre of this global pool of talent by studying here. Learn more about the SHL experience from our students themselves.

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a new SHL generation of hospitality leaders
SHL Alumni network one of the most active and respected professional networks in the world


To succeed in your chosen career, your ‘black book’ of contacts can make a crucial difference. Come to SHL and you’ll be part of a network of 10,000 alumni, one of the most active and respected professional networks in the industry. In fact, for four years in a row, Switzerland’s Hotelier of the Year launched their careers at SHL

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SHL community with more than 10 000 alumni worldwide
We welcome you to explore the SHL Lakeview Campus


One of the best ways to understand the edge that SHL can give you is by coming to see us. You’re always invited to our next Willkommen@SHL event or you can arrange an individual meeting with us here in Lucerne. Immerse yourself in the SHL world: explore the campus, talk to our lecturers and students, and find out more about the admissions process. Oh, and make sure to enjoy the delicious food, prepared and served by our F&B semester students

Get in touch

Visit SHL Campus for an individual tour
How to apply for SHL Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management


SHL has a rolling application process. Our application deadlines are:

September: Visa candidates: May 31st
Non-visa candidates: July 31st
February: Visa candidates: October 31st
Non-visa candidates: December 31st

You should take into account that the visa application process can take up to three months.

How to apply

SHL online application process
Find out if you are eligible to transfer at SHL

Admission for Transfer Students

SHL Schweizerische Hotelfachschule Luzern welcomes transfer students from other hospitality management schools, universities and other tertiary institutions. Our transfer students share our students’ passion for service and hospitality and exhibit the same characteristics of our current student body: a love of learning and the academic qualifications, an enthusiastic personality and a willingness to devote themselves to the student body and the school.

Am I eligible for transfer?

Admission process for transfer students at SHL
SHL supports outstanding Bachelor candidates with SHL Inspire Scholarship

SHL Inspire Scholarship

SHL Inspire Scholarship was designed to support outstanding Bachelor candidates in their pursuit to become part of the next generation of hospitality leaders. We aim for those enthusiastic hoteliers with an outstanding passion and fascination for hospitality industry.

All about the SHL Inspire Scholarship

SHL Inspire Scholarship for outstanding Bachelor candidates
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